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January 15, 2019

Loyola Psychology Faculty Publications

At Loyola University Maryland we pride ourselves on the education we provide in the classroom—often speaking to the Jesuit difference, strong program and University rankings, and student experience. However, Loyola's psychology faculty are not only accomplished educators, but also accomplished writers, editors, and researchers. This is just a small sample of the great work that Loyola psychology faculty have completed outside of the classroom.

December 10, 2018

From Greyhound to Peace Corps Volunteer

by Kristen Wigand, '18

Over the years, I’ve become a firm believer in ‘Everything happens for a reason.’ My life has demonstrated this to me in a variety of ways. I feel that I was even brought to Loyola for many reasons. In turn, it brought me many gifts, in the form of people, education, challenges, and personal growth. Put simply, my decision to attend Loyola helped mold me into who I am today.

November 26, 2018

Top 10 PsyD Ranking in US News

Loyola’s Doctorate of Clinical Psychology program is the 10th highest ranked Psy.D. program by US News & World Report ranking of clinical psychology programs and the #135 highest overall ranked clinical psychology program of the 224 programs that were ranked.

November 7, 2018

There and Back Again


Nearly 5 years ago, I opened my acceptance letter to Loyola University Maryland. It was a cold March day, and I remember standing dumbfounded as I had been accepted to the school of my dreams. I looked forward to beginning this journey, but the prospect of deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was daunting. I had no idea what I wanted to do. I considered becoming an accountant, like my dad and uncle, and I enjoyed my high school psychology class. I thought the latter was more interesting, so I decided to give it a try. Ever since my first class on campus, I knew I made the right choice.

October 5, 2018

Faculty Mentoring and Individualized Learning to Support My Career Discernment

by Kelly Deegan, '20, B.A. in Psychology with minors in Forensic Studies & Political Science

Starting at Loyola, I knew two things that have always seemed to contradict each other. First, I wanted to be a psychology major. Second, I didn’t want to be a therapist. Clinical psychology has never been a true interest of mine, but research always has been. I was thrilled to discover I could combine my interest in psychology with my passion for research and pursue a career as a research psychologist. There was one problem though, I had no idea where to start. All opportunities that readily came to my mind had to do with clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or psychiatry. For internships and real-life experience, students interested in those fields can intern at hospitals or rehabilitation centers, shadow a clinician or doctor, work in a therapist’s office, and so much more. In terms of research experience as an undergraduate, I didn’t know where to begin. So, I started by talking to my advisor.

September 28, 2018

Loyola Gave Me The Confidence

Five young women with oars smiling with a body of water behind them on a clear day in Samoa.

by Jueta B. McCutchan, Psy.D., '14

Loyola gave me the confidence in the education that I received, which is important as I returned to American Samoa (no, not San Juan nor Somalia), one of only two clinical psychologists on island. I served as clinical supervisor for the Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) where I provided in-services for staff, helping to build capacity amongst my own Samoan people on topics that included working with children with sexual behavioral problems and motivational interviewing to working with LGBT communities.

September 19, 2018

From the Department Chair’s Desk: Living Out the Jesuit Mission

Carolyn Barry, PhD, arms crossed and smiling confident while on Loyola University Maryland's Quad.

By Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., Dept Chair and Professor of Psychology

Back in the winter of 2001 when I applied to work at Loyola, I spent a day writing an essay about how my teaching, research, and service experiences would connect to the Jesuit, Catholic mission of Loyola. I poured over stacks of college brochures and catalogues to learn about Loyola. By the end of that day I was convinced that Loyola was my dream job, and was delighted to be offered a tenure-track position a few weeks later. Although much has changed over my years in Loyola’s Psychology Department (students, colleagues, campus buildings, types of crackers offered with coveted crab dip at university functions, etc.), Loyola’s emphasis on high-quality teaching, close faculty-student mentorship, care for the whole person, and promotion to social justice through the Jesuit tradition has only deepened over time, from my vantage point.

August 10, 2018

Loyola Clinical Centers Serve Psychology Students and Community, Too

Through the Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC), psychology students in the master’s and doctoral program are able to hone their skills while providing services to those who couldn’t typically afford it. At the LCC, adults can receive testing for learning disabilities, attentional difficulties, or neuropsychological issues, as well as psychotherapy as an individual, group, couple, or family. Kids can also receive testing, individual or family treatments, or participate in a social skills group, too.



Brenda aspires to work in a pediatric hospital conducting psychoeducational assessments and providing psychotherapy services to patients